July 2013 Archives

As it barrels ahead with common-core implementation, the District of Columbia school system sees significant growth on 2013 reading and math test scores.

The second round of Race to the Top for school districts will divide $120 million in grants among winners who submit the best ideas of improving schooling at the local level.

A new coalition of local education reform advocates has organized to make sure that the future of Boston's public schools is the front-and-center issue in the city's first competitive mayoral election in a generation.

Tennessee's state-run Achievement School District, saw students' math scores on state standardized tests rise while reading scores fell.

Two bankrupt school districts in Michigan will be dissolved in accordance with a new state law, and students will be sent to other districts.

Alumni of the Education Pioneers program report robust leadership and management opportunities in the education sector.

President Barack Obama has pushed the nation to consider how to support African-American boys; many urban school districts have been trying to address just that issue in recent years.

Los Angeles and San Diego are latest big-city school districts to adopt vegetarian school meal menus at the start of each week.

A survey of 45 impact-aid districts reveals that cutting staff and delaying purchases in technology and new curricular materials were widely used strategies to cope with slashed federal spending.

The school board in Fairfax County, Va., last year started allowing individuals to submit video testimonies in place of testifying in person at its meetings.

District officials say a steep rise in pension costs is forcing them to eliminate jobs.

This is the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history and comes after decades of decline in a city that was once a thriving industrial center.

Residents of six suburban towns near Memphis have voted to create their own school districts

A crowded field of candidates has produced numerous ideas for the city's system of 1.1 million students.

WNET released a series of videos on leadership.

Two federal lawsuits are seeking to halt or delay the massive school closures as district officials forge ahead with their transition plans.

Jack Martin will become the third emergency manager of Detroit's 40,000-student school system, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday.

Candidates for local school boards in two North Carolina districts may soon have to announce their party affiliation.

California schools and districts will have to track academic achievement of students in foster care as a separate accountability subgroup.

U.S. Secretary of Education addresses annual conference of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

The Education Commission of the States released a paper on open enrollment policies.

A judge ruled that Paul Vallas must step down from his position as Bridgeport's superintendent while a court decision is appealed.

A new Education Week-Gallup survey of the nation's school district leaders finds that a healthy percentage of superintendents are not convinced the common-core standards will improve schooling.

The first evaluation of a six-district, $75 million initiative to improve principal development shows signs of progress.

Districts have an additional year before federal health care legal changes go into effect.

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